Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

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The ongoing internal debate focusing on the practical, moral and geopolitical ramifications of an Israeli presence in the West Bank found its way to the University of Pennsylvania last week in the form of a lecture and a photography exhibit. On one side of a not-so-neatly marked divide stood Aryeh Green, an advisor to former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan...
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A leading Arab journalist, who has covered Palestinian affairs for nearly 30 years for both the international and Israeli press, told a University of Pennsylvania audience that the current round of peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders have no chance of succeeding. "All the talks that are taking place are a waste of time. Why? Because the guy you...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Affidavits of probable cause have been submitted by detectives to the District Attorney's office seeking warrants to arrest four Temple University students who allegedly used anti-Semitic language and assaulted two Jewish males, severely injuring one of them, on the North Philadelphia campus. The university has suspended the four students in question, pending the outcome of a University Disciplinary Committee hearing...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Ray Israel has just a few more gray hairs than most men preparing to celebrate their 20th birthday. Though he believes that he's "no different from anybody else," Israel is actually a part of a small sampling of the world's population -- 0.0684 percent, according to various sources -- who can pack on the years without technically getting old. Israel...
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As prominent supporters of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) were preparing for the likelihood of a protracted ground war in Pennsylvania, a solid number of them took some time out this week to gather in the name of a common cause: strengthening the Democratic Party's chances of retaking the White House come November. To...
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